Mid-State Correctional Facility

Mid-State Correctional Facility is a New Jersey state prison for male inmates that is located at the Fort Dix Army Base. This facility houses approximately 700 minimum and medium-custody inmates. Mid-State was once a facility for sex offenders, but in 2017, it re-opened as a specialized licensed drug treatment and detention center.

The prison, which occupies 12.24 acres, opened in 1982, when the New Jersey Department of Corrections entered into a leasing agreement with the federal government requiring that unique operating procedures are followed on the military base. 

The State of New Jersey became the owner of Mid-State in August 2004. The facility was closed from June 2014 to April 2017. Mid-State is the first licensed, clinically driven drug treatment program provided by the NJDOC.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Mid-State Correctional Facility are on Saturdays and Sundays. A maximum of four visitors is allowed per inmate.

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Saturday, Sunday                                  7:45 - 8:45 AM                              9:00 - 10:30 AM 

                                                                 12:15 - 1:15 PM                           1:30 - 3:00 PM 


(AM Session)-Even numbered Housing Units, "B" Unit, Cadre
(PM Session)-Odd numbered Housing Units, "A" Unit, Cadre 


(AM Session)-Odd numbered Housing Units, "A" Unit, Cadre
(PM Session)-Even numbered Housing Units, "B" Unit, Cadre

The offender is responsible for submitting a list containing names and addresses of potential visitors. If you wish to be included on an offender's visit list, you must contact them in writing. You must wait until the offender notifies you that you have been approved to visit.

Dress Code

Proper attire is a condition of admission to a New Jersey Department of Corrections facility. 

The following items are not authorized to enter the Visit Program visiting areas:

  • Cell phones, beepers, or other electronic devices.
  • Credit cards, bank access cards, etc.
  • Condoms, cosmetics, candy, and cigarettes.
  • Drugs (prescribed or otherwise), Asthma inhaler, and other life sustaining medications must be clearly marked and surrendered to the Visit Supervisor prior to entering the visit area.
  • Keys (with the exceptions of locker keys and/or one vehicle key – no remotes or alarms).
  • Money (cash or coin).
  • Photographs.
  • Purses, handbags and wallets (Clear plastic clutch bags or clear zip-lock sandwich bags may be utilized for authorized items).
  • Sunglasses (non-prescription).
  • Transportation passes.
  • Weapons or sharp objects.
  • Any item deemed to be a threat to the orderly running of the institution.

The following guidelines must be followed, regardless of gender:

  • No transparent or fishnet clothing.
  • No clothing that exposes undergarments or a portion of the body considered private.
  • No skin-tight clothing.
  • Tops must cover shoulders and midriff areas. No tube tops, tank tops, halter tops, low-cut shirts, or shirts that expose shoulder, midriff area, torso, or back.
  • Bottoms must at least cover the waist to mid-thigh. No shorts, skirts, or dresses ending above midthigh, or which have an inseam length or slit ending more than three inches above the knee. 
  • No low-rise shorts, skirts, or pants that expose the midriff or any portion of the buttocks.
  • No otherwise clearly inappropriate attire, as determined solely by New Jersey Department of Corrections staff on duty. This includes, but is not limited to: Military-style clothing worn by persons not in active or reserve military status clothing closely resembling that issued to inmates custody staff or law enforcement, professional-styled uniforms
  • Clothing depicting a message, either in wording or art, that could impact upon the safety, security or orderly operation of the correctional facility, including but not limited to, that which is offensive, racist, sexually oriented, or advocates illegal or narcotic activities
  • No hat or headgear, unless it is religiously oriented or medically necessary, and the visitor agrees to a search of same
  • No shoes or sneakers with wheels (i.e.: Heelys).
  • No flip-flops
  • No steel-toed boots

Physical Address

Mid-State Correctional Facility
Fort Dix, NJ 08640

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/JZ2KmgCGREBjVhdr5

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Mid-State Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 866
Wrightstown, New Jersey 08562

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Mid-State Correctional Facility can’t receive incoming calls, but they have access to phones during daytime hours for outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in New Jersey, please click here.

How to Send Money

To send money to an inmate at Mid-State Correctional Facility, you must use JPay. Once you open a free account, you can send money to your inmate via their website, mobile app, or by telephone.

JPay is a self-help kiosk system where incarcerated individuals can access their funds, download digital books, programming, music, access stamps, send and receive electronic correspondence, and so much more. 

There is also a money order option with JPay. You must use their deposit slip and make the money order payable to JPay and mail it to:

P.O. Box 170770
Hialeah, FL 33017

Money Order Deposit Form (English)
Money Order Deposit Form (Spanish)

Programs For Inmates

The Mid-State Correctional Facility is a residential treatment center specifically for medium-security male inmates who are diagnosed with drug addictions. Inmates who chose to serve their sentence at Mid-State will be enrolled in state-certified treatment programs, for as long as it takes for them to get and stay clean. 

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Careers at Mid-State Correctional Facility

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